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Game Changing Inventions And Discoveries By Women That Men Took Credit For

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6. Lise Meitner: Nuclear fission

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She was a physicist who contributed to discovering the nucleus of uranium is split up, which is paying nuclear fission. Hahn, who was the Nobel Prize winner, erased her name in the research paper. He had taken whole credit for himself in the discovery of nuclear fission.

 

7. Vera Rubin: Dark Matter

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85% of the matter in the universe is Dark Matter, which Vera Rubin discovered when studying galactic rotation curves. But the credit was gone to Kent Ford, who was an astronomer who worked with her.

 

8. Elizabeth Magie Phillips: Monopoly

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The game Monopoly was first introduced by Parker Brothers, the modified version of Magie’s “The Landlord’s Game, ” which is created to protest against Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Still, Charles Darrow claimed that was his own idea with little modification done in that.

 

9. Esther Lederberg: Microbial Genetics

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In collaboration with her husband Joshua Lederberg, Esther Lederberg discovered lambda phage – a virus infecting bacteria and discovered the process of creating RNA from DNA. But only her husband Joshua won the Nobel Prize for bacteria mating.

 

10. Nettie Stevens: Sex Chromosomes

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Nettie was a geneticist who discovered chromosomes and which are used to determine sex. But her mentor E.B Wilson had taken the full credit of discovery.

Like this, many histories are there, the women involve in invention and discoveries, but they are not recognized and awarded. Were you aware of these game changing inventions? Let us know in the comments below.

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